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Eleven Illinoisans to compete in 2018 Winter Olympics

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The 2018 Winter Olympics kick off Thursday and a number of athletes on Team USA will be representing Illinois.

Here's an overview of those competing in South Korea:

  • Aja Evans, 29, of Chicago to compete in Bobsled event
  • Alexa Scimeca Knierim, 26, of Addison to compete in Figure Skating
  • Bradie Tennell, 20, of Carpentersville to compete in Figure Skating
  • Kendall Coyne, 25, of Palos Heights to compete in Ice Hockey
  • Shani Davis, 35, of Chicago to compete in Long Track Speedskating
  • Brian Hansen, 27, of Glenview to compete in Long Track Speedskating
  • Emery Lehman, 21, of Oak Park to compete in Long Track Speedskating
  • Lana Gehring, 27, of Glenview to compete in Short Track Speedskating
  • Kevin Bickner, 21, of Wauconda to compete in Ski Jumping
  • Michael Glasder, 28, of Cary to compete in Ski Jumping
  • Casey Larson, 19, of Barrington to compete in Ski Jumping
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